Following what feels like months of waiting and speculation, British rock outfit Arctic Monkeys finally announced their North American touring plans on Monday morning. The band had previously revealed plans for their upcoming headlining appearance at Firefly Music Festival in mid-June, which will now be joined by 10 concerts in select cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer months.
According to Monday’s announcement, the North American trek will begin on May 5 in Los Angeles and come to a close on Aug. 5 in Toronto. The 10 scheduled North American concerts seems a little sparse for a group of minstrels who haven’t played the U.S. since 2014, and are getting ready to release their first studio album since 2013’s AM. The band will mix in a handful of festival appearances and headlining shows in Europe and the U.K. throughout the summer, so fans in North America may have to wait until the fall or winter until their heroes return for a more extensive concert run.
Tickets for select shows on the band’s upcoming summer tour, which includes stops at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium and Detroit’s Masonic Temple, will begin general on-sale this Friday, March 16, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Since the completion of their 2014 tour campaign, the British rock quartet have focused on non-band related projects. Singer/guitarist Alex Turner released his own solo album in 2016, while Matt Helders contributed to Lady Gaga’s Joanne and Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression along with members from Queens of the Stone Age. As of Monday, the only real info fans have on the arrival of the band’s next studio album is that it should arrive sometime later this year.
Arctic Monkeys 2018 North American Tour Schedule:
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
June 16 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
June 18 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
July 24 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium (Click here for tickets)
July 27 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
July 28 - Washington, DC - Anthem
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Centre
Aug. 1 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre